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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Apr 8, 2014

On the eve of 2013, prolific Drupal contributor Larry Garfield put forth a challenge to "get off the island", and

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 26, 2014

Acquia Cloud strives to be the best place to build and manage Drupal web sites. One aspect of that is providing the best, most current PHP runtime environment for Drupal.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 26, 2014

In late 2009, Drupal 7 introduced render caching — enabling Drupal modules to easily cache the final HTML corresponding to a subtree in a Drupal render

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Mar 14, 2014

As Drupal continues to gain significant enterprise adoption, it is competing more and more against incumbent technology in the form of commercial and proprietary software.

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Posted by Peter Wolanin on Feb 26, 2014

Update: a textual representation of the first half of this video has been posted.

Two weeks ago I had a great opportunity to spend a few days working with Moshe Weitzman (moshe weitzman), Justin Randell (beejeebus), Alex Bronstein (effulgentsia), and Stéphane Corlosquet (scor) to look at the challenges and best practices for using the new Drupal 8 configuration system (a.k.a. CMI) to move changes between a local development environment and one or more server environments. We developed ideas, considered new modules for Drupal 8, and tried to figure out if there were any changes to Drupal 8 core that would be needed to make the system better for developers.

One outcome of this was two new modules Configuration log and Configuration Read-only mode. These were written to help demonstrate the capabilities of the new configuration system and enabled us to implement key elements of possible new configuration staging and management workflows. An additional outcome was a number of enhancements by Moshe to the latest version of Drush to facilitate the import and export of configuration.

The screencast video below walks through the process of moving configuration from a local development version of a site, up to a development environment on a server and then to a "live" environment using Acquia Cloud Free. The "live" environment was detected in settings.php and that logic triggered the Configuration Read-only mode module to prevent any configuration changes in the administrative forms. We also used a Cloud Hook to automatically import new configuration when a new git tag was deployed to the "live" environment.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Feb 20, 2014

Whether you are just moving to Drupal or upgrading to a new version of Drupal, if you are starting with an existing website, you are facing the same problem: Your migration timeline.

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Posted by Cameron Tod at Acquia on Feb 13, 2014

In my previous post, I wrote about how multisite is a powerful mechanism for code management.

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Posted by Cameron Tod at Acquia on Feb 5, 2014

Drupal has a fantastically useful feature called Multisite - it allows you to serve many sites from a single Drupal

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jan 15, 2014

Cross-posted with permission from iKOS.com

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Dec 12, 2013

It is my pride and pleasure to announce that Drupal 8 will ship with a migration path from both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. This is a first for Drupal, and is quite uncommon for most software projects.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Nov 11, 2013

As Dries has stated many times, Drupal is the future of the web, and distributions are critical to that future.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Oct 28, 2013

Problem at hand!

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Sep 30, 2013

(Cross-posted from DigitalBungalow.com)

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Sep 12, 2013

Over the years, we have seen Drupal adoption grow tremendously world-wide.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Aug 26, 2013

Guest post by Larry GarfieldLarry Garfield is a Senior Architect at Palantir.net, a web consultancy based in Chicago.

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